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Title:
Chinatown gangs : extortion, enterprise, and ethnicity
Author:
Chin, Ko-lin.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Physical Description:
xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780195102383
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV6439.U7 N433 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This book is a systematic study of New York City's Chinatown gangs. First-hand data was collected from a substantial number of gang victims, gang members, community leaders, and law enforcement authorities. Also examined are the details and severity of gang extortion, gang characteristics,gang violence, gang enterprise, and gang control strategies.


Author Notes

Ko-lin Chin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark. He is the author of Chinese Subculture and Criminality (1990), and the co-editor of Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States (1994). Currently, he is studying illegal Chinese immigrantsin the United States.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Research Strategies and Methods
3 Severity of Gang Victimization
4 Patterns of Gang Extortion
5 Victim Reactions to Gang Extortion
6 Gang Characteristics
7 Gang Violence
8 The Gang as a Enterprise
9 Controlling Chinese Gangs

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